All at Sea: Twenty Years at the Helm of Tall Ships by Dominick Jones


By Dominick Jones

the genuine tale of ways a kin introduced a wood shipment send again into the age of sail. Cecilia acquired the 1st send, a Thames barge, for kinfolk vacations—there have been six youngsters. Dominick obtained the successor, a Baltic dealer, after which stumbled on this might be his profession. 20 years elapsed among the 1st days of the barge and the final day of the Baltic. From figuring out nearly not anything approximately crusing ships, the writer lines attending to grips with the issues of creating sails on board, skipping among sandbanks, dragging anchor, wasting a mast, crossing the Atlantic, solving self-steering, warding off hurricanes, hauling out for maintenance, and his significant preoccupation: failing to sink. For thirteen years, the writer had no different domestic, and for part that interval by no means spent an evening ashore.

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